A Shooting in Jackson

Today was the first day of the trip that we did not spend living in our lovely camper! The morning was very busy but exciting as well. My dad went to take the truck to the mechanic to see in anything was wrong it (we found out later that something was actually wrong with it). Before leaving, however, we needed to move the trailer because the truck would be gone and we would not be able to do it later. I sighed because I knew I was going to need to get up and help get the trailer ready to move, but they told me I could just go and sit in the front of the trailer. Before I knew it, we were moving. I don’t even know if that is fully legal because it wasn’t built to have passengers, but it doesn’t really matter because I got to sleep longer and the trailer wasn’t moved far.

For another hour or two I relaxed and read my favorite book while I layer down and rested. There was a new Truck next to our camper and I didn’t know that it was ours until I got up and walked out side. It started hailing pretty hard, some of the white stones actually hurt a bit. We loaded the car, and that was the last time we would see it for the rest of the day. The drive to Jackson Hole (Wyoming, of course) was amazing, as usual on most all of our deives that we have been on. When we got to the quaint little town of about 20,000 population (well, quaint compared to what I actually thought it was before we got there) some of the buildings were very interesting, such as the many art building spread all around the town that took up half of it.

After that we went back to the hotel room that we had rented for the night earlier that day. For a short while our parents relaxed while my brother and I watched TV and read our books more. After that we went outside again to walk around. We gathered around where a lot of other people were standing, and we saw some people inside with guns. A weastern shootout! Wait. Those guns were real? One of them aimed the gun at the other and the other man grabbed somebody else held them down. The rest of the gang came out onto the street with other guns and knives. Then the guns started firing. They were SO loud!

The guns only had blanks in them, but what a wonderful act they put on! Everybody was amused and applauded when when it was over, most of them offered some money into the hats. What an amazing street performance! After that we bought pizza and walked around. At one store in particular, we saw a real a real Triceratops skull which was huge. But it was worth its weight in gold… 300 Thousand Dollars! Everything there was so expensive, so we went home and went to bed once we were done looking and went to sleep.

12 thoughts on “A Shooting in Jackson

  1. What a great post. You guys are getting to see so much. The shoot out would have had us a bit nervous given the world events but thank God is was staged. Don’t ya just hate those vehicle maintenance days… oh well count it all good knowing you’ll be safe.

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